Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!

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Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!
Parish municipality
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Coat of arms of Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!
Coat of arms
Motto: Solidaire dans le labeur (Solidarity in work)
Location within Témiscouata RCM.
Location within Témiscouata RCM.
Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! is located in Eastern Quebec
Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!
Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!
Location in eastern Quebec.
Coordinates: 47°40′N 68°59′W / 47.667°N 68.983°W / 47.667; -68.983Coordinates: 47°40′N 68°59′W / 47.667°N 68.983°W / 47.667; -68.983[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Bas-Saint-Laurent
RCM Témiscouata
Named 1874
Constituted July 14, 1874
Government[2]
 • Mayor Louiselle Ouellet
 • Federal riding Rimouski-Neigette—
Témiscouata—Les Basques
 • Prov. riding Rivière-du-Loup-Témiscouata
Area[2][3]
 • Total 110.50 km2 (42.66 sq mi)
 • Land 112.31 km2 (43.36 sq mi)
  There is an apparent contradiction between two authoritative sources
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 1,318
 • Density 11.7/km2 (30/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 2.2%
 • Dwellings 590
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0L 3S0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Trans Canada Highway
Website www.saintlouisduhaha.com

Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! is a parish municipality in the Témiscouata Regional County Municipality in Quebec, near the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River in Canada. It is located southeast of Rivière-du-Loup and west of Cabano along the Trans-Canada Highway (Route 185), about halfway to Edmundston in New Brunswick. The population of Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! is 1,318.[3] Its economy is mainly agricultural.

Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!'s motto is Solidaire dans le labeur, French for Solidarity in work. Its current mayor is Louiselle Ouellet.

History[edit]

The parish began in 1860 as the site of a Roman Catholic mission; it was named in 1874.[4]

Etymology[edit]

The Commission de toponymie asserts that the parish's name refers to nearby Lake Témiscouata, the sense of haha here being an archaic French word for an unexpected obstacle or abruptly ending path,[5] see ha-ha. The Louis may refer to Louis Marquis, one of the first colonists of the region, or Louis-Antoine Proulx, vicar of Rivière-du-Loup, or perhaps the abbot Louis-Nicolas Bernier.[1] Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! is the only town in the world with two exclamation points in its name.[6]

A Canada Post sign in Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!

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